Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Links and resources

All the information leaflets shown on this website for parents and communities about how to support children’s language development are available for free for Nottinghamshire’s Health and Nottinghamshire County Council staff.

Schools, private day nurseries and other interested parties can purchase them at a cheaper cost than self-printing and copying, with the optional addition of your own logos (copyright Nottinghamshire Healthcare) from Nottinghamshire County Council design and print. Email or phone 07788 386264


Talking tips resources

Drop the dummy Christmas campaign

Drop the dummy at Easter

For further details/advice contact


The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists has produced a factsheet on understanding the links between communication and behaviour [pdf] 1MB.

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists has produced an Early Years Factsheet.pdf [pdf] 931KB


Teacher knowledge research study [pdf] 234KB - showing that knowledge of and training in early language development improves very young children's expressive language 

ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD)

Increasing early childhood educators’ use of communication-facilitating and language-modelling strategies: Brief speech and language therapy training

Parent implemented language intervention delivered by therapy assistants for two-year-olds at risk of language difficulties: A case series

If you would like to read our full research papers please contact



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